Swaraj Abhiyan to contest Bihar polls

The breakaway group of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Swaraj Abhiyan, has decided to throw in its hat in the Bihar Assembly elections, due in a few months.

Though a formal announcement to that effect is expected this week, a senior party leader revealed that the breakaway faction would accede to the desire for political alternative.

“We are ready to provide the alternative. People of Bihar need one,” Swaraj Abhiyan leader Anand Kumar told Deccan Herald.

“Our volunteers also feel we should enter Bihar polls because people are disappointed with the existing alliances; one being communal and other corrupt,” Kumar said, adding that things depend a great deal on the local units and the party would not impose its decision from above.

Though the Swaraj Abhiyan leader shied away from mentioning Nitish Kumar or Lalu Prasad by name, he spoke of a “grim scenario” in the state.

The group adopted the “wait and watch” policy before transforming itself into a full-fledged political outfit, but the decision to contest the elections in the state would actually accelerate the process.

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